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DAY RIDE: 55,000 CLP per person

Santiago Chile things to do: one day tour

Looking for things to do in Santiago? Horseback riding day trip – top of the list of things to do in Santiago, winter or summer. Let us take you on a fun day tour on horseback into the Andes near Santiago. Suitable for first time riders or experienced horse riders. Come with the specialists! See…

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CAMPING TRIP on horseback: 265,000 CLP per person

horse riding mountain camping trip in the andes chile

Camping trips on horseback, from one night to a week. Sleep under the stars in the Chilean Andes. A horse riding holiday like no other; visit idyllic spots in the mountains, ride our lovely horses. All the food and baggage is taken up on mules and our guides make you comfortable, with a camp fire…

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Private horseback tour: 75,000 CLP per person

one on one rides fro experienced horse riders

A ride tailored for experienced riders who want to cover the ground and see as much as possible of the Andes mountains. Our horses are good quality and well cared for, strong Chilean corralero horses some of which are thoroughbred. Our guides are first class horsemen who love the mountains which they have worked since…

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Valle engorda on horseback

riding along valle Engorda, view of Volcan san Jose

A ride through Valle Engorda on horseback, the Fattening Valley, takes us through rivers and areas full of flowers with a view of Volcan San Jose. In Valle Engorda on horseback we have to cross the river twice. In wet years there are beautiful, special flowers in a patch near one of the crossings. There is…

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Mutisia flower – Red

mutisia flower

Mutisia, a type of clavel de campo, Asteraceae family. The flowers in the cordillera are totally unexpected and unusual. They are often quite fleshy and exotic looking and flower abundantly in the dust of the semi-desert terrain. The mutisia flower is especially beautiful and often grows up through the branches of  a shrub, making itself…

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Arriero – Chilean cowboys in the andes

Guide, arriero, in mountains

Arriero Rigo riding in the Andes mountains near Santiago, Chile. Arrieros in Chile come low in the employment hierarchy. They are paid and treated more or less the same as agricultural labourers in Britain. This has always surprised me as they have very specialist skills. I suppose in the days when horses were in normal…

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Marmolejo Horseback Ride

View of Marmolejo

Marmolejo mountain, seen in left fork as we ride up the valley Engorda Marmolejo is the highest mountain in the Cajon del Maipo and is the southernmost peak in the world that is over 6000m . This ride involves negotiating rivers which adds a touch of drama even though they are not difficult to cross and…

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Morado National Park: Glacier Ride

picnic by the glacier

Lunch by the frozen lake at the foot of the hanging glacier El Morado (not the Morado National park) The Morado National Park of Chile, accessed from Bano Morales, is famous for its red river and its glacier. Many tourists visit it, but we take a different approach, where you will see almost nobody except…

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